13 November 2001
AN UNUSUAL WHITE JADE BELT HOOK
The hilt carved in openwork with two monkeys climbing on a branch towards two peaches, the hook carved as a horse's head, the stone of even tone
4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) long
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A horse head and monkey belt hook from the collection of Victor Shaw is illustrated by James C.Y. Watt in Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing, no. 189, p. 196.
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